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Terex Adds Seven Cutting Units to Attachment Line-Up

Wed April 02, 2008 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Terex has introduced seven hydraulic transverse cutting units to the North American market. Featuring transmissions with gear reduction technology, these attachments are designed for use with the Terex family of excavators (models ranging from 4,400 to 132,000 lbs. [1,996 to 59,874 kg]) and with Terex tractor loader backhoes for excavation, scaling and demolition work. Terex hydraulic cutting units are ideal for trenching in pipeline construction; building renovation; demolition; road construction; landscaping; tree removal; scaling, profiling; and underwater and dredging applications.

“Our cutting units are manufactured for efficient material crushing,” said Mike Collins, Terex Construction parts sales and service representative for North America. “They are designed for smooth, quiet running, low vibration and equipment-friendly operation. With a wide selection of motors, drums and picks available, our cutting attachments can be matched to the application for high cutting performance and low pick wear.”

The Terex cutting unit range is comprised of seven models — WS15, WS30, WS45N, WS60N, WS90N, WS120N and WS150N — all designed with heavy-duty spur gears and bearings, powered by a low-speed, high-torque hydraulic drive motor ranging from 24 to 190 hp (18 to 141.6 kW) and a hydraulic flow ranging from 8 to 158 gpm (30 to 598 Lpm). The transmissions of Terex hydraulic transverse cutting units feature gear reduction that boost cutting power. All seven models offer a choice of hydraulic motors, ensuring a flexible adjustment to individual carrier and operating conditions.

Three standard cutting heads are available for use with Terex cutting attachments: excavation, scaling and demolition. The excavation drum is best suited for soft to medium-hard rock; the scaling drum is ideal for applications in soft to medium-hard rock where a precise or smooth surface is required; and the demolition drum works best in medium-hard to hard rock and concrete.

Terex offers a wide range of pick options to maximize productivity and enhance pick life, including standard, heavy-duty, wear-protected and wood cutter, for its hydraulic cutting units.

The standard picks are designed for soft to medium rock such as asphalt, salt and slag. Heavy-duty picks are ideal performers for medium-hard to very hard rock like limestone and concrete. Wear-protected picks are best suited for very abrasive materials, including sandstone and blast-furnace crushed stone. Wood cutter picks are available for grinding tree stumps.

Terex also offers cutting units for non-standard applications, such as cutting drums and slot-cutting drums in various widths and diameters; drums for stump grinding; and anti-dust systems for indoor operations, available by special order. When matched with an adapter bracket, these Terex cutting units can be used with almost any make of excavator, backhoe loader or special mining machine.

For more information, call 866/837-3923.

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